Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Howl at the Moon #17

This Saturday will be my 17th Howl ultra in Danville, IL. Here are my lifetime statistics for the Howl at the Moon 8-Hour ultra race (16 finishes, although three were less than 8 hours):

Total miles through 2017 (skipped 2018 race): 630.27
Average miles: 39.39
Best miles: 47.06 (2006, 2008)
Worst miles: 23.03 (2016)
Best placing: 12th (208 finishers, 2005)
Worst placing: 245th (298 finishers, 2016)

In 2015, I stopped after 6 hours. 
In 2016, I stopped after 4 hours. 
In 2017, I stopped after 5 hours. 
(I skipped the race in 2018.)

Sad. Sad. Sad. This weekend, I will not stop. Never. Well, after 8 hours, but not before! Not sure how many miles I'll cover in 8 hours. It's supposed to be rather warm, but not super hot (high of 85F). I'll try for 40 miles. 

As usual, I'm looking forward to meeting all the Howl runners. Many people come out every year to run so it's a neat ultra reunion. And Kennekuk Road Runners put on a fantastic event. Good luck to everyone running Saturday. 

Here is a video of the race by Charles Moman:

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